The list is as follows plus my short view of each book
José Eduardo Agualusa (Angola) Daniel Hahn, A General Theory of Oblivion (Harvill Secker)
I loved his Book of Chameleons which I reviewed a few years ago , this was one of two books back in January I tried to get from the library but couldn’t get as they hadn’t got it . I have yet to get this one
Elena Ferrante (Italy) Ann Goldstein, The Story of the Lost Child (Europa Editions)
Well I am pleased she has finally made a longlist, although I have struggled to read Ferrante, but will treat this as a stand alone book .I order my editon at 2 this morning from the library.
Han Kang (South Korea) Deborah Smith, The Vegetarian (Portobello Books)
One I got right a triptych of stories around one woman and her life . My review
Maylis de Kerangal (France) Jessica Moore, Mend the Living (Maclehose Press)
I loved this one and it just missed the cut of my list yesterday so pleasedktis on the actual list . A pulsating day as one mans heart goes on a journey . MY review
Eka Kurniawan (Indonesia) Labodalih Sembiring, Man Tiger (Verso Books)
This was the other book I tried to get at the start of the year as it like the Agualusa was on Boyd’s end of year list last year . I have yet to get this one
Yan Lianke (China) Carlos Rojas, The Four Books (Chatto & Windus)
I read Dream of Ding village that was also on the old IFFP list here is my review .I ordered this from the library
Fiston Mwanza Mujila (Democratic Republic of Congo/Austria) Roland Glasser, Tram 83 (Jacaranda)
My second one right so leased to see this it was such a fast paced and well translated book here is my review .
Raduan Nassar (Brazil) Stefan Tobler, A Cup of Rage (Penguin Modern Classics)
Strange I got the other book Penguin had brought out just this week by this writer so I will have to order this as I wanted this but my library only had Ancient Tillage .
Marie NDiaye (France) Jordan Stump, Ladivine (Maclehose Press)
I reviewed three strong women by Marie which I reviewed here and am looking forward to this as it is yet to come out .
Kenzaburō Ōe (Japan) Deborah Boliner Boem, Death by Water (Atlantic Books)
I have read this and said to Tony not thinking it would that it would make the longlist well it did great see a later book from a great writer like Oe . My review
Aki Ollikainen (Finland) Emily Jeremiah & Fleur Jeremiah, White Hunger (Peirene Press)
I just missed this yesterday so many books so few spaces in my 13 as ever a great book from Peirene on the list this is a powerful tale on surviving hunger . My review
Orhan Pamuk (Turkey) Ekin Oklap, A Strangeness in My Mind (Faber & Faber)
I should guessed this would be on the list his other books have been on the old IFFP list . I am even more pleased to have read the longest book on the long list here is my review .
Robert Seethaler (Austria) Charlotte Collins, A Whole Life (Picador)
Every year there is one that had passed me by totally and this is the one I have ordered it from the library and looking forward to it .
Well Tony had some bits right in his post yesterday. This is much same as last few IFFP list with a couple of extra books I feellike the Ferrant and Tram 83. Still shocked why Istros hasn’t got a book again or world editions. BUt I have seven new books to read in the next few weeks .